|familial aortic ectasia syndrome||medical dictionary|
<cardiology, syndrome> The concurrence as an autosomal dominant trait of bicuspid aortic valve often with premature calcification, ectasia and dissection of the aorta and, rarely, coarctation of the aorta. Superficially resembles the Marfan's syndrome.
Synonyms: familial aortic ectasia.
(05 Mar 2000)
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